Bristol Recreation Department
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Outdoor Recreation Links

Bristol is in Northeastern Addison County, at the western foot of the Green Mountains. The New Haven River flows out of the mountains and through town.  Please follow COVID19 guidelines for outdoor recreation in Vermont

  • Bristol Town Green- Center of town with a fountain and bandstand. Link for history- Bristol Core
  • Bristol Veterans Memorial Park- Wooded park with paths across a roaring waterfall. Link for history- Bristol Core
  • Sycamore Park-A day use recreation area, swimming and fishing. Link for history- Bristol Core
  • Eagle Park-handicapped access, picnic tables.
  • Bartlett’s Falls- (New Haven Gorge or known as the Toaster) Waterfalls and slab rocks to lounge on.

Bristol is the Gateway into the Green Mountains, there are many trails that surround the town and there are more to come. To find trails throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, check out 
Bristol is the home of VBT Vermont Bicycle Tour and a stopping way for Sojourn and Backroads bike tours.
Mountain Biking Bristol is a new group created by local Mt Bikers to build a biking community through clinics, trails, and events. link
The mountain biking is being cultivated, there is the VMBA chapter of Addison County Bike Club which has a focus in Middlebury.  Most trails in Bristol area are privately owned and maintained. 
The Watershed Center Trail link
Green Mountain Family Campground map
Hinesburg Town Forest trails map  (14mi from town)

Water Sports
Bristol Pond is great for canoeing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, fishing, and kayaking
New Haven River is known for white water kayaking and part of the New Haven Ledges Race, bringing kayakers from all over New England to drop over the Bartlett’s Falls.